Clinic Offerings for Family Medicine Residents

Family Medicine residents should exhibit and be able to perform the following medical skills and responsibilities.

Medical Skills
  • Anesthesia for office procedures
  • Anoscopy
  • Arthrocentesis of major joints
  • Biopsy/excision
  • Skin lesions
  • Punch biopsy
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Excision of minor cutaneous and subcutaneous structures
  • Mucous membrane lesions
  • Bursa aspiration and injection
  • Cerumen removal
  • Cryosurgery
  • Endocervical curretage
  • Endometrial biopsy and sampling
  • Fracture management
  • Hemorrhoid/Thrombus enucleation
  • Incision and Drainage of Abscess, Cyst, Hematoma
  • Joint Dislocation/Reduction (if able without conscious sedation)
    • Temporo-mandibular
    • Finger
    • Patella
    • Radial Head
    • Thumb
    • Toe
  • Laceration Repair
    • Simple
    • Complex
    • Infected
    • Tendon
  • Nail surgery
  • Avulsion
  • Debridement
  • Excision
  • Nasal cautery and packing
  • Ocular foreign body removal
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Skin tag removal
  • Wart treatment
    • Non-genital
    • Genital
Interpretive Responsibilities
  • X-Ray interpretation
  • Chest
  • Extremity
  • Joints
  • Spine
  • Abdomen
  • ECG interpretation
Other Core Skills
  • Emotional preparation for, and a sensitive thorough performance of, any patient who presents to a family physician
  • A non-judgmental awareness of your patient’s desire to be treated in a caring and efficient manner
  • An awareness of the non-medical factors that can affect a patient’s health:
    • Income
    • Family status
    • Race
    • Gender
    • Occupation
  • Followed AIDET format for clinic visit:
    • Acknowledge (greeted the patient and family)
    • Introduce (introduced self to patient/family)
    • Duration (clarified expected length of visit/procedure)
    • Explain (provided thorough information with common terms)
    • Thank (thanked patient/family for coming in, taking care of self, etc.)
  • Understanding the Church Health Model for Healthy Living:
    • Friends and family
    • Faith life
    • Movement
    • Medical
    • Work
    • Emotional
    • Nutrition

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